Eni-led Baleine phase-2 secures FPSO, FSO contract

Feb. 12, 2024
Eni SPA contractor Altera Infrastructure let a contract to DOF to install one FPSO and one FSO at Baleine field.

Eni SPA contractor Altera Infrastructure has let a contract to DOF to install one floating, production, storage, and offloading (FPSO) unit and one floating storage (FSO) unit for second-phase development of Baleine field in Ivory Coast, West Africa.

The project includes complete installation of seabed mooring systems, flowline between FSO and FPSO, and associated equipment.

DOF's contract scope includes project management, engineering, transportation, installation, and hook-up of floating units in the field. DOF will mobilize the Skandi Skansen anchor handling vessel to the project, totaling more than 130 vessel days.

Project management and engineering will begin immediately from DOF’s offices in Bergen, Norway, and Aberdeen, Scotland. Offshore operations are expected to begin in this year’s third quarter.

Baleine is the largest Ivory Coast hydrocarbon discovery and is Africa’s first net zero emissions project (Scope 1 and 2). Phase 2 is expected to increase field production to 50,000 b/d of oil and about 70 MMscfd of associated gas (OGJ Online, Oct. 3, 2023).

ENI is operator over Blocks CI-101 and CI-802 which contain Baleine field.